Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Movies & TV

Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival

Entering its eighth year, the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAAFF) began screening works at the Mansion House in Vineyard Haven yesterday, August 11, and will continue through Saturday, August 14.

At the movies: Chinese migrants, Holocaust hero, and unconventional family

"Killing Kasztner: the Jew Who Dealt with Nazis," concludes the Summer Institute Film Series of the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven on Sunday, August 15.

“The Western Front”

Each of the three films presented this week by Island film societies address issues of manhood, although from very different perspectives.

“Rescuing Emmanuel” playing at Oak Bluffs Tabernacle

Vineyard filmmakers Len and Georgia Morris of Galen Films have framed the issue of street children with poignant immediacy in their new film "Rescuing Emmanuel.

Island movie series highlight dance, sumo, photos, schools

A special collaboration of The Yard, the Martha's Vineyard Film Society, and Benjamin Hall will bring the documentary, "Dancing Across Borders" to the Capawock Theatre on Sunday afternoon, July 25.

What’s playing this week

The Island's summer banquet of interesting, not-to-be-missed films continues this week.

Three stunning film series underway

Three separate film series are bringing a stunning range of independent films and documentaries to the Island this summer.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival: 10 years and counting

The Chilmark-based Martha's Vineyard Film Festival continues the celebration of its 10th year, begun in March, with a roster of nine films, primarily documentaries.

“Blessed Is the Match”

Most Americans knows who Anne Frank is, but hardly anyone outside Israel has heard of Hannah Senesh (Szenes), the Hungarian Jewish patriot who died in the effort to rescue her native country from Nazism.

Film series starts at Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center

The film series of the Summer Institute at the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center opens its 10th anniversary season this Sunday, June 20, with the screening of "Wondrous Oblivion," a favorite film from the archives of the Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF).

Serbian comedy at Katharine Cornell

Serbian first-time director Darko Lungulov serves up a savory platter of warm-hearted humor and real life in "Here and There.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “The Oath”

For anyone seriously interested in gaining insight into terrorism and jihad, Laura Poitras's new film, "The Oath" is a must-see.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Orgasm, Inc.”

With a title as titillating as "Orgasm, Inc," viewers may think the film showing Friday, June 4, at the Katharine Cornell Theatre is a piece of hot erotica.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society: “The Joy of Singing”

Gallic humor runs amok in French director Ilan Duran Cohen's 2008 comedy, "The Joy of Singing" ("Le Plaisir de Chanter").

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Fish Tank”

"Fish Tank," a powerful portrait of life in an English public housing project, is told exclusively from the viewpoint of a 15-year-old girl.

Taylor Toole: Martha’s Vineyard filmmaker debuts latest

"After Work," Taylor Toole's newest film, was almost an afterthought.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Broken Embraces”

"Broken Embraces," the latest film from Spain's master director Pedro Almodovar, creates a dazzling pastiche of love, death, and melodrama that often feels dream-like.

M.V. Film Society screens “No Impact Man”

Plenty of us would like to reduce our carbon footprint as close to zero as possible.

“Pilgrimage” shows at Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center

There are quiet conversations among the family about the weather and shouldn't Ilana be wearing a hat, and there they are strolling through fields of wildflowers under springtime blue skies, along country roads, through old town squares, and pausing to place stones of remembrance on the monuments to those who died on the forced death marches out of Austrian concentration camps.

Special Events M.V.

Thanks to the efforts of two local men, Joe Gervais and Joao Barbosa, Islanders have two opportunities to see an independent film at the Capawock Theatre.